This document shows the Common Core and national professional organization standards satisfied by the lesson and activities in the Global Citizenship Brief “Syria: No Lost Generation.” Access the full brief at http://teachunicef.org/global-citizenship-brief-syria.
This reader for upper elementary students explores current issues through informational texts, questions that promote critical thinking, photography from the field, and data analysis exercises involving maps, charts, and graphs. It was developed in conjunction with the Syria Lesson Plan (grades 3-5), but it may be used independent of the lesson as well. Find the lesson under the “Plan” tab in the Armed Conflict topic.
In this lesson, upper elementary students learn about the plight of Syrian children through photo analysis, background reading, and a first-person account. They examine the response of the international community and consider actions they make take themselves as well. The Syria Student Magazine (grades 3-5) is the reading that complements this lesson; find it under the “Read” tab in the Armed Conflict topic.
This sheet provides links to 11 one-minute videos created by young Syrian child refugees about their lives in response to the theme “Our Now, Our Future.” After screening four or more for your class, follow up with any or all of the suggested writing/discussion prompts and video creation activities (adaptable for all grade levels).
With each passing day of the continuing conflict in Syria, more and more children fear their future may be fading away.
This film tells the story of a child who risks his safety by transporting goods outside of camp to make a little money to support his family. Student produced video from the Za’atari refugee camp, Syria-Jordan border, 2014.
In a fairy-tale style, the filmmaker tells the story of how a young girl participated in youth empowerment activities in her refugee camp in order to move past the effects of war on her life. The End of Childhood: Student produced video from the Za’atari refugee camp, Syria-Jordan border, 2014.
This video is a love letter to the filmmaker’s homeland of Syria, which he symbolically sends off by courier at the end. Syria My Love: Student produced video from the Za’atari refugee camp, Syria-Jordan border, 2014.